Retail Graveyard of the US

From Retailpedia

Here's a non-comprehensive list of retailers that used to operate in the US. Some of these retailers may still operate in other countries, revived in name only by other companies, or as online only retailers.

Retail Graveyard of the US list
Name Years in operation Fate Status
77kids 2008-2013 Sold off from American Eagle Outfitters Defunct
Blockbuster Video 1985-2014 Bankruptcy due to financial decline. Defunct, only 1 store remains.
Justice 1987 (As Limited Too)-2020 Bankruptcy of Parent company, Ascena. Brand resurrected by Bluestar Alliance. Defunct
Kids "R" Us 1983-2003 Phased out by parent company Toys "R" Us. Brand was active at some Toys "R" Us store until the chain's closure in 2018. Defunct
Payless Shoesource 1958-2018 (North America) Bankruptcy. North American stores closed. International stores remain open. Still active in some countries
Pier 1 1962-2020 Bankruptcy due to the 2020 COVID 19 pandemic. Defunct. Brand still active
Ruehl No.925 2005-2010 Phased out by parent company, Abercrombie & Fitch. Defunct